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Print Invoices and Reports in TallyPrime

When you generate your invoices – like sales voucher, purchase voucher, delivery or receipt note and so on – you will need to handover the customer copy of such invoices to your party as needed. Similarly, you may have to submit a hardcopy of your Balance Sheet or other financial reports to your peers, or auditors and CA. Printing of documents related to your day-to-day transactions can be managed using the Printing capabilities in TallyPrime.

Print simple and commercial invoice formats: You can print your invoices in simple or commercial formats depending on your business practices. Based on your selection, TallyPrime displays the applicable information for you to further include or exclude from the invoice and automatically takes care of the changes required in the invoice layout before printing.

Optimised printing: Printing of several invoices each day can be costly. In TallyPrime, you can configure printing of your invoices – such as sales and purchases – to use optimise printing and save paper.     

Print Reminder letters/Confirmation of Accounts: Whether you have to collect the dues or need to share a confirmation of accounts with your parties, TallyPrime enables you to print them with all necessary information. 

Print Company details: When you print any business document, you will need to have the company information on the printed document for reference. Whether it is your invoices or financial reports, having details such as Company Address, contact details, Company logo and so on, printed on the document is important. TallyPrime facilitates all such needs to assist you.

Ease of printing with Printer Settings: Whether it is your invoices, reports, or reminder letters, printing in TallyPrime has always been simple. You can choose the default printer or change/configure the printer setup, select the print format, paper type, specify the number of copies, page range to print – the way you would generally want in your business. You can also set preview as the default to not only ensure that you have included all the necessary information for printing, but also to avoid printing documents by mistake.

Invoice Formats for Printing | Simple & Commercial

When you make a sale or a purchase, you may need to have a printed copy of the invoice, based on the business type or the party’s requirement, TallyPrime supports printing invoices in pre-printed formats by default. You can configure the options to print such invoices in commercial format, and customise it as needed.

To print a sales invoice in commercial format:

  • Press Ctrl+P (Print) > C (Configure) > set Use Commercial Invoice format to Yes

Optimised Printing of Invoices | Save Paper While Printing

By default, TallyPrime prints invoices on A4 size papers. In certain cases, your transaction may involve only a few items and can be printed in less paper space. In such cases, you can reduce the print size for your invoice and use papers of only the required size for printing. To know how to optimising printing of invoices, refer to:

Printer Settings | Ease Access to Print-Related Options

Printing of invoices and reports for different business needs is quite common. TallyPrime supports different print requirements, such as printing multiple invoice copies, printing on a specific paper type, or using a specific print format. You have the flexibility to set up certain print configurations at the application-level for all the documents or set up print configurations for selected invoices and reports when needed. 

If you prefer to preview your documents before printing them, you can do a one-time configuration to always open the preview screen by default. This not only helps you verify if your invoice or report has all required information to be printed, but also avoids the risk of printing unwanted pages, especially if you hit Enter unknowingly from the print screen.

Set print configurations across application

Press Alt+P (Print) > Configuration > set all the required configuration as needed.

Example:

  • To preview every time you print an invoice or report, Set Preview as defaultYes . 
  • Similarly, to specify the no. of invoice copies for different invoice types
    • Select Set no. of copies for printing vouchers and press Enter.
    • Enter the numbers for each invoice type as needed.

You can set other common configurations as in the sample image:

Note that you can still override the configuration set here by setting up the print configuration for any invoice or report, as per the needs.

Set Preview as default | Preview before printing

When you need to print an invoice, you might want to verify if all the required information is available for printing. At times, you may unknowingly print pages from a report or invoice that need not be printed. To support such requirements, TallyPrime provides an option to set previewing of invoices and report by default.

  1. Set the option Set Preview as default to Yes
    Next time you open the print screen, the Preview button is selected by default, You can still print by pressing P (Print).
  2. Press Enter to open the print preview of the screen.
  3. Once you have previewed, press Esc > P (Print) to print the document.
    However, if you have Set Preview as default to No, the Print button is selected by default. You can still preview by pressing I (Preview).

Access frequently used print options

Printing of invoices and reports is simple in TallyPrime as the frequently used options are accessible immediately from the right button bar. 

When you are on the print screen, you can:

  • Press F5 (No. of Copies) to set the no. of copies to be printed.
  • Press F6 (Printer) to change/configure the printer setup.
  • Press F7 (Title) to update the title and sub-title of the document.
  • Press Alt+F7 (Company Details) to configure the Company Details to be printed.
  • Press F8 (Print Format) to select the print formats – Dot matrix, Neat mode, or Quick/Draft format
  • Press F9 (Plain Paper) to toggle between Pre-Printed Paper and Plain Paper.
  • Press F10 (Pages to Print) to specify the page numbers and page range for printing. 

    All of these options are also available under F12 (Configure) > Printer Settings.

Select Page/Paper Size and Set/Change Print Size While Printing Invoices and Reports

You may want to select or change the page/paper size of invoices and reports before printing them in TallyPrime. For all your printing needs, you can set a standard page/paper size. However, if you need to change it for a specific invoice or report, then you can select the required paper/page size for that instance.

  1. Navigate to the Company’s Default or Invoice/Reports Printer settings, as required.
    • For the Company’s Default Printer settings:
      Press Alt+P (Print) > Configuration > Printer.
      Default Printer Configuration in TallyPrime
    • For Printer settings of Invoice or Report:
      Press Alt+P (Print) > Current > press C (Configure) > Printer.
      Printer Configuration in TallyPrime in Invoices and Reports
  2. Select Printer Name from the List of Printers.
    Printer Settings in TallyPrime
  3. Select the required Paper Size as shown below.
    Page Size in TallyPrime
  4. Click OK.

Print required number of invoice copies

As per your invoice printing requirements, you can print one or more copies of the invoice or GST invoices. Also, you can mark them as original, duplicate, triplicate, quadruplicate, and extra copies, based on the type of copy you want to print. For example, you can print only the original or duplicate invoice copies or GST invoice copies.

  1. On the print screen, press F5 (No. of Copies).
  2. Set the no. of copies to be printed. 
  3. Select the Type of Copy.

If you want to print only one type of copy – Original/Duplicate/Triplicate/Quadruplicate/Extra Copy, set the Number of copies to 1, and select the required Type of Copy.

Scenario

Number of Copies

Type of Copy

Invoice Copies

GST is enabled

 

2

All

The printed invoices will be marked as ORIGINAL FOR RECIPIENT and DUPLICATE FOR SUPPLIER.

3

All

The printed invoices will be marked as ORIGINAL FOR RECIPIENT, DUPLICATE FOR SUPPLIER and EXTRA COPY.

GST is not enabled


 

 

 

2

All

The printed invoices will be marked as Original and Duplicate.

3

All

The printed invoices will be marked as Original, Duplicate and Triplicate.

4

All

The printed invoices will be marked as Original, DuplicateTriplicate, and Quadruplicate.

5 or more

All

The printed invoices will be marked as Original, Duplicate, Triplicate, Quadruplicate, and Extra Copy.

 

Company Details | Print Company Logo and Company Address

If you generally add your company logo and other company details in the printed copy of invoices and reports, in TallyPrime, you can do so by setting up the application-level configuration for print. 

  • Print Company Logo:
    Press Alt+P (Print) > Configuration > and under Company Details > set Include company logo to Yes.

    Next time you print an invoice or report in TallyPrime, it will get printed with the Company Logo.

  • Print Company Name, Company Address and other details:
    • Press Alt+P (Print) > Configuration > and set the Company Name and Company Address options to Yes.
      Next time you print an invoice or report in TallyPrime, the Company details will get printed.

    • If you want to setup printing company details like Name and Address for selected invoices or reports, you do no have to set the application-level configuration. In a Sales Voucher or Balance Sheet, do one of the following:
      • Press Ctrl+P (Print) > Alt+F7 (Company Details) > set Show Company Name and Show Company Address to Yes.
        This button is available in the right button bar of the Print screen.


      • Press Ctrl+P (Print) > C (Configure) > under Company Details, set Show Company Name and Show Company Address to Yes

Print Invoice and Report Titles/Sub-titles

Printing titles on the invoices and reports is a general practice. You can update the title and sub-title of an invoice based on your party, business type, or type of invoice, such as GST or other taxation related, Similarly, your reports can be printed with a title and sub-title based on the period or purpose of the report.

To update the default title of invoice or report:

  1. Open the Header Information sub-screen. Do one of the following:
    • Press Ctrl+P (Print) > F7 (Title).
    • Press Ctrl+P (Print) > C (Configure) > and under Header Information, select Title or Sub-title.
  2. Provide the required title for the document and save.

Print Reminder Letters/Confirmation of Accounts

When you have outstanding amounts to be received from your parties, the Bills Receivable report in TallyPrime displays all such dues. To receive the due amounts on time, you can print reminder letters to send to your parties. Similarly, TallyPrime enables you to print Confirmation of Accounts when needed. To know how to print reminder letters and confirmation of accounts, refer to:  

Printing Multi-account Reports

You can print the primary Books of Accounts, like the Cash and Bank Books, Account Ledgers, Sales and Purchase Registers and so on, without having to select the accounts one at a time and printing them. Refer to the Printing Multi-Account Reports topic to know more.

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